MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925): Anton Notenquetscher am Klavier, Complete Piano Transcriptions - Brahms: 10 Hungarian Dances, Mozart: Romanze from Piano Concerto No. 20, Menuet from Don Giovanni, Beethoven: Menuet in G, WlO 10/2, Adagio cantabile from Violin Sonata, Op. 30/2, Adagio un poco moto from Piano Concerto No. 5, Mendelssohn: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Chopin: Waltz in C Sharp Minor, Op. 64/1, Bizet: Chanson bohème from Carmen, Wagner: Isoldes Tod, Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser, Offenbach: Barcarolle from Tales of Hofmann, Handel: Lascia ch'io pianga from Rinaldo, Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus, Czerny: Toccata in C, Op. 92.
Catalogue Number: 03K051
Label: Berlin Classics
Description: Still not enough transcriptions for you this month? Well, how about the complete transcriptions from this keyboard titan who actually slims down the Brahms Hungarian Dances to make them somewhat more easily played than Brahms' own piano version. Good taste is as important to Moszkowski as virtuosity and his sense of humor is shown in "Anton Notesquasher at the Piano", which takes a popular Berlin ditty and subjects it to an 11-minute series of "In the Manner of..." composer styles from Bach and Czerny to Rubinstein and Weber. 2 CDs. Christof Keymer (piano).